Nothing to stop there being another parallel comp though.......but I think some people are getting carried away with the whole 9's thing. The IRB have made a rod for their own back IMHO. Sevens is nothing like their main game.......
Nines is a lot more similar to ours though... 4 more by one count...
If we're going to this bizarre middle eight system, surely clubs in the championship [who could come up against those in Super League] must be allowed the same salary cap as those in SL1? If so, then the issue wouldn't exist for Toulouse as they could go pro, if not, then this idea is even more ill thought-out than I'd imagined.
He did give Bateman a penalty when he dropped the ball, then missed a pretty blatant forward pass. It's all swings and roundabouts though, and those were probably decisions which the touch judges were more responsible for.
He did seem to let the game flow which is always nice to see.
Fair point, forgot about that one in the pain of defeat, clearly just lost control of the ball. If he really had wanted a Wigan win he could just've given Burgess the try though
That the Cook Islands, NZ, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are far from anywhere else, whereas we are not. France is joined by a railway line to England, Scotland and Wales are joined onto England. I know many of you wish you were in the Atlantic close to the USA, but you're not, as I said get over it, you're in Europe.
I was merely asking because the words in that order made ###### all sense. I wasn't even gonna contend with how stupid the main suggestion is.
Nice. If there was a potential third team in SL after Toulouse, then Marseille would be ideal.
Would it really be preferable to Avignon? It's aire urbaine is three times the size admittedly, but is there anywhere near the level of support there that there is around Avignon with Cavaillon and Carpentras nearby in Elite 2 and proven ability to garner big crowds for the national team [over 14,000 just for Ireland in the European Cup IIRC]?
Agree totally with this. I am pretty cheesed off at no home internationals planned for end of season until 2016. What is worse that the RFL couldn't be a***d to set up some mid-season international football at home. I know we have key players out but would it have been that hard to set up a match with Scotland, Wales or France in July? Give it back to a successful WC venue like Bristol, Workington or Rochdale and sell tickets at keen prices to sell out.
Lazy, lazy lazy!
We should be playing France home and away each season anyway, for the good of both nations.